Print Edition - 2015-01-30 | MONEY
LET Aircraft appoints VR Holdings as agent
Jan 29, 2015-Short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft manufacturer LET Aircraft Industries of the Czech Republic has appointed VR Holdings as its official agency in Nepal. LET and VR Holdings signed the agency agreement on Thursday amid the presence of the Czech Minister for Industry and Trade Jan Mlàdek.
LET has a history of manufacturing aircraft going back 80 years. It has produced 1,100 STOL aircraft and strives to deliver the highest quality STOL aircraft enabling safe, reliable and timely air transport. VR Holdings has been named the official agency for LET’s L410 model of STOL aircraft. The plane is designed especially for landing and taking off from relatively short runways on difficult terrain like that in Nepal by maintaining all the safety standards.
“This model is equipped with a high altitude endurance mechanism which makes the L410 best suited for a country like Nepal. With a broad and spacious cabin and artistic interior, the L410 is sure to bring a positive change in the aviation sector,” VR Holdings said.
Goma Air currently operates the 19-seater L410 aircraft that was delivered to the carrier on October 9, 2014. Test flights were conducted at Jomsom and Lukla airports, two of the most difficult airports in the world, in mid-December last year.
Published: 30-01-2015 09:40